Friday, November 4, 2011

Scenes from a Farm

A couple weeks ago we brought the sheep home.  I don't know what it is, but it just always makes me feel better to know they are on our land.  Right out past the back yard.

All summer they were down the road grazing on another man's property.  It helps to keep our pasture from getting too sparse, and it's nice that we're able to do that.

The sheep crack me up whenever we go out to see them.

They stand perfectly still as if we're gonna run at them any minute.
They are much more used to Brent, though, because he's the man always giving them new pasture.  It really is true that sheep are followers.

I did get close enough to Lily and her baby today though,
and the ewe the kids aptly named "Licorice" because of her black lips.
When she was a baby, her lips were totally black, and the kids and I joked that she was our "Goth" sheep!
The trees around us have all lost their leaves, and the barn stands large against the blue sky.

Our hens are settling in with the 8 new birds we got about a month ago,

And I realize fall is quickly coming to a close, and we're getting ready to tuck the animals in for the winter.

The ewe's boyfriend "Rambo" will be coming to visit soon, and we'll have to get out the heated water dish for the chickens.

I'm feeling a little sad about the close of this time of year, but anxious for all the new babies in the spring.

Have you tucked in your animals yet?

Linking up to Verde Farm's linky party tonight.


  1. I love your posts with the animals and scenes of farm life. I grew up with horse and I find seeing your pictures strangely calming.
    Your sheep are precious.

  2. What a this post! Hugs! Loretta

  3. Licorice lips ~ love it!
    I tuck my animals in every night! ;)

    We don't have any 'farm' animals....miss the animals, the chores in the winter NOT so much! :)

  4. Someday I hope we have a goat or two and some chickens to tuck in for the winter. In the meantime I'll just have to live vicariously through you.


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